FAILURE TO PAY A FINE IN MIAMI, FL
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL TO PAY A FINE?
When a person commits a criminal offense or a traffic violation, he/she may be told by his/her local court that he/she must pay a fine to the court. Once ordered to pay a fine, people must make their payments within a set amount of time. If they fail to make their payment to the court, they can be charged with "failure to pay a fine."
Once a person fails to pay a fine, the court may issue an arrest warrant in the person’s name. After an arrest warrant has been issued, law enforcement has the right to arrest the person immediately onsite. The person will then be brought before the court and he/she may face further legal action for his/her failure to pay his/her fine. In some cases, the person’s fine may be increased or the person may be placed in jail.
DID YOU FAIL TO PAY A FINE?
If you answered “yes”, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Miami probation violation attorney as soon as possible. When you fail to pay a fine, you set yourself up for further prosecution and severe legal penalties. By getting the right defense lawyer involved, your lawyer may be able to work with the court to help you avoid further legal penalties or fine enhancements.
A knowledgeable litigator, like the attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A., will know which tactics to employ in order to protect your best interests and rights. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we have helped numerous clients who have failed to pay their fines in Florida. By choosing our law firm, our clients were able to work with their courts to pay their fines and avoid further criminal prosecution.
If you failed to pay a fine, contact a Miami Probation Violation Attorney today to receive your initial case consultation.